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Asked on May 14, 2019

Are wood garage doors better or metal?

HomeroadKathy Gunter LawNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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metal or wood? I went to park the lawn mower in the garage and the bottom pieces fell off the garage door. are metal on better?

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on May 14, 2019

    Hi there, won't ever rot or break a part like a wood garage door and they're generally less expensive so my vote would be metal.

  • I have had both. Metal wins for me as it doesn't rot and less expensive to replace, if ever. Also less weight when opening and metal can be insulated with panels from any home improvement center.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 14, 2019

    We went with metal. IF the power is out you don't want to manually lift a wooden door. As you mentioned falling off so rot is a concern on wood. I've had mine over 20 years with no issues at all and they are metal.

    • Kathy Gunter Law
      on May 15, 2019

      I'm in Alabama (zone 7b) and it gets pretty extreme here as well. Plus rain like crazy. Last year I thought we would never have 2 days in a row without rain. Humidity is super high here as well. You might want to also consider vinyl.

  • Homeroad
    on May 15, 2019

    Our garage doors are metal and I believe they are better and lighter than wood.


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